Updated: March 2, 2024
Name: Degtyarenko Ilya Olegovich
Date of Birth: December 23, 1990
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 13 day in a pre-trial detention
Current restrictions: Suspended sentence
Sentence: punishment in the form of 2 years 5 months of imprisonment with restriction of liberty for a term of 6 months, punishment in the form of imprisonment shall be considered conditional with a probationary period of 3 years


Case history

In October 2020, the Khabarovsk Territory FSB opened a criminal case against 29-year-old Ilya Degtyarenko from the city of Vyazemsky for his “stable religious views.” FSB investigator Nemtsev, head of the local FSB department Alexei Svetachev and armed riot police conducted a rigorous 7-hour search in the apartment of the Degtyarenko spouses, knocking Ilya to the floor and twisting his hands behind his back. The believer was imprisoned in a pre-trial detention center for two weeks. Then, for more than three months, he was under a ban on certain actions and another two years under a written undertaking not to leave. In May 2021, the case was sent to court, and in September 2022, Judge Irina Loginova acquitted Ilya Degtyarenko. However, the prosecutor’s office appealed this decision, and the appeal overturned the verdict, returning the case for a new trial to the same court with a different composition. In August 2023, a guilty verdict was passed in the case - 2.5 years of suspended imprisonment.